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H.R. 6543: To amend the CARES Act to amend the membership of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee.

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Should Glenn Fine be the person charged with overseeing spending from last month’s $2 trillion stimulus bill?


Among the numerous provisions in the $2 trillion CARES Act, enacted in response to the current coronavirus, was the creation of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC). The 21-member watchdog group is tasked with overseeing the law’s spending, to hopefully ferret out waste, fraud, and abuse.

Three days later, on March 20, Glenn Fine was appointed head of the committee. The appointment met with general bipartisan approval; Fine had served as a relatively noncontroversial inspector general for the Justice Department and later the Defense Department under both Democratic and Republican presidents.

But on April 7, President Trump removed Fine from his post at the Defense Department. This removed Fine from ...

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Carolyn Maloney

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Apr 17, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Apr 17, 2020

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Apr 17, 2020

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